Genesis picture book

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  • Intro

    Many bibles from the Middle Ages are beautifully illustrated with large pictures showing the stories of the old and new testaments. In this richly decorated 'picture book' there are images of God creating the earth, of the Tower of Babel and of many other scenes from Genesis. Here we see Lamech killing Cain with bow and arrow; the death of the boy Jabal, and below Noah and family entering the ark. The images dominate the pages, suggesting that the book was used for instruction and education.

     

    Shelfmark: Egerton 1894

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